This program is offered in partnership with Mass Audubon Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries.
Learn the skills for birding by sight and song as we explore The Mount in search of numerous bird species, including warblers and woodpeckers, thrushes and wrens, and swallows and sparrows.
Tours welcome experienced birders and those new to the activity. All bird walks leave from The Mount’s Stable promptly at 8 am return to the Stable by 10 am. Pre-registration is required. This program is offered in partnership with Mass Audubon Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries.
Proper hiking attire and footwear, bug spray, and water bottles are highly recommended. Please note that bird walks are not suitable for wheelchairs and that trails include some steep and uneven terrain.
No “walk-in” participants may attend. All participants are asked to follow and maintain six feet of distance and wear a face covering unless unable to do so due to medical conditions. More information about The Mount’s health and safety guidelines can be found HERE.
Zach Adams is a teacher and naturalist for Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Sanctuaries where he leads birding, hiking, tracking, and canoeing programs, and enjoys teaching about nature from amphibians and birds to mushrooms and reptiles. He is passionate about ornithology and enjoys sharing his love of birds with everyone around him.
Dale Abrams is the Education and Volunteer Coordinator for Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries. He is a life-long naturalist, birder, and wildlife tracker who has studied ecosystems from West Coast to the Rocky Mountains, and New England, where he has lived in the Berkshires for the past 17 years.
Drew Johnson is a naturalist for Mass Audubon as well as a writer and teacher with work in Harper’s, New England Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Literary Review, Literary Hub, and elsewhere. He is an experienced birder who leads guided hikes and nature walks in the Berkshires and the Hilltowns.
Becky Cushing is the Director of Mass Audubon’s Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries and has guided nature and outdoor programs throughout New England since 2003. Her background is in conservation biology, with an MS in Plant Biology from UVM’s Field Naturalist Program and she is a 2012 Switzer Fellow.
The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact The Mount at 413-551-5100 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, to discuss accommodations needed to participate fully in this event.